For the future
For the future
I had photographed these blue flowers last summer. I loved the way they looked like they were missing a petal or two on the bottom. These grew next door to the long row of green beans I was harvesting from a friend’s garden, so I spent plenty of time contemplating the flowers’ structure as I picked bean after bean after bean.
Recently, I saw a post dedicated to these cute little blue beauties on Tropical Flowering Zone. Maria F. gives the scientific name Commelina erecta, or white mouth dayflower or slender dayflower, as well as a full explanation of the flower. I’m so happy that I saw her post. Otherwise I don’t know how I would have found out information about them.
But after comparing the flowers in her photo, which are more rounded, I noticed my flower’s petals are elongated. Thanks to Google’s “related” suggestions on their image search, I feel pretty sure that the flowers that I saw are actually Commelina communis, commonly known as the Asiatic dayflower.
Pretty cool to finally have an answer to that question. I’ll always think of green beans when I think of dayflowers.
Hyacinths, because my Grandparents always had them at Easter.
Their small house was always overpowered by the heavy fragrance of hyacinths.
And now, each year, I make sure that my small place is, too.
And daffodils, because they are like little cups of happiness.
Get a bunch of them together and oh, how they gossip.
They know how to enjoy life.
Cute and bright smiles of sunshine.